Pacific Division RANK: 3
Record: 45-27-5 NHL rank: 11

Erik Karlsson

#65 • D
  • Status: In training camp
  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 191 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 9 years
  • Birthdate: May 31, 1990
  • Birthplace: Landsbro, SWE
  • Drafted: Drafted by Ottawa in 2008 (1/15).
  • Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Ottawa in 2018.
09/18/2018 4:48pm
Karlsson's first practice with the Sharks is scheduled for Wednesday morning, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. (
09/15/2018 9:55pm
Karlsson is expected to report to Sharks training camp next week, Eric Gilmore of reports (
09/13/2018 7:49pm
Karlsson is a target for a long-term contract by Sharks' management, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. (
09/13/2018 2:37pm
Karlsson was acquired by San Jose from Ottawa on Thursday -- along with Francis Perron -- in exchange for Chris Tierny, Johs Norries, Rudolfs Balcers, Dylan DeMelo, a 2019 second-round pick and a first-round selection in either 2019 or 2020, Dean Brown of the Senators Radio Network reports. (
09/13/2018 12:00pm
Trade talks regarding Karlsson have reportedly picked up again, with a Western Conference team the most likely landing spot, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. (
09/04/2018 1:38pm
Karlsson was on the ice for an informal skate with the Senators on Tuesday, TSN reports. (
08/24/2018 9:44am
Karlsson denied reports that he would refuse to sign a long-term deal with a Canadian team, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. (
08/22/2018 6:35pm
Canucks GM Jim Benning has refuted rumors that his team is in the mix to acquire Karlsson, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports. (
08/22/2018 12:57pm
Karlsson has been drawing more trade interest over the past few days, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. (
07/06/2018 9:59pm
Karlsson remains a Senator despite reports that he was on the verge of being acquired by the Lightning on Thursday, the Ottawa Citizen reports. (
07/06/2018 1:35am
A deal to send Karlsson to the Lightning appears to be in place, pending a call to the NHL's office, TSN's Shawn Simpson reports. (
07/03/2018 2:55pm
There are 10 different organizations said to be in the market to potentially acquire Karlsson, who is seeking a long-term contract valued around million annually, Sportsnet reports. (
07/03/2018 11:47am
Karlsson has received an eight-year, million contract offer from the Senators, but the club is engaged in "serious trade talks" with multiple teams interested in acquiring the elite defenseman, Kathryn Tappen of NBC Sports reports. (
07/03/2018 12:32am
The Senators have granted other teams permission to engage in contract talks with Karlsson, who is believed to be looking for a deal similar to the eight-year, million AAV deal recently procured by Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, Larry Brooks of The New York Post reports. (
07/01/2018 6:30pm
Karlsson received a contract offer from Senators GM Pierre Dorion on Sunday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
06/12/2018 6:01pm
Karlsson's wife Melinda officially filed an allegation of harassment against Monika Caryk, the girlfriend of Ottawa wing Mike Hoffman, the Ottawa Citizen reports. (
04/11/2018 10:44am
Karlsson will be retained by the Senators -- at least through the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Citizen reports. (
04/03/2018 3:36pm
Karlsson (personal) will skip the team's final road trip of 2017-18, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. (
04/03/2018 2:17pm
Coach Guy Boucher doesn't know if Karlsson will travel with the team for its three-game road trip, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. (
03/27/2018 5:23pm
Karlsson (personal) will return to the lineup Tuesday evening against the Islanders, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
03/25/2018 12:44pm
Karlsson will not travel with the team to play the Hurricanes on Monday. (
03/24/2018 11:58am
Karlsson (personal) will rejoin the lineup for Saturday against the Hurricanes., Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
03/22/2018 12:09pm
Karlsson (personal) will not play Tuesday and remains without a timetable to return, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. (
03/20/2018 3:01pm
Karlsson and his wife are coping with the death of their son, Sportsnet reports. (
03/20/2018 12:19pm
Karlsson (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Brent Wallace of reports. (
03/19/2018 1:14pm
Karlsson "wasn't feeling good" and missed Monday's practice session, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
03/13/2018 10:50pm
Karlsson scored an unassisted goal and added an assist during Tuesday's 7-4 win over Tampa Bay. (
03/03/2018 6:08am
Karlsson posted three assists and a plus-3 rating in a 5-4 victory over the Golden Knights on Friday. (
02/27/2018 11:58pm
Karlsson had a goal, a power-play assist and a minus-1 rating in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Washington. (
02/27/2018 8:43pm
Karlsson said that he's happy to be staying with the Senators and never wanted to leave the club, Tom Gulitti of reports (
02/26/2018 3:48pm
Karlsson was not traded ahead of Monday's deadline, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
02/26/2018 2:48pm
Karlsson arrived at Ottawa's scheduled practice Monday, just hours before the 3 p.m. trade deadline. (
02/24/2018 1:04pm
Karlsson, whose name has commonly surfaced in trade rumors, will suit up for the Senators against the Flyers on Saturday afternoon, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
02/22/2018 10:59am
The Predators have "chatted" with the Senators about Karlsson ahead of Monday's trade deadline, The Athletic reports. (
02/15/2018 11:05pm
Karlsson registered two helpers and six shots on net in a 3-2 overtime win versus the Sabres on Thursday. (
01/19/2018 12:12pm
General manager Pierre Dorion said the Senators' preference is to keep Karlsson, but the team would be open to "an offer you can't turn down". (
01/03/2018 11:11pm
Karlsson went scoreless and was on the ice for both Detroit goals in a 2-1 loss to the Red Wings on Wednesday. (
12/30/2017 4:46am
Karlsson set up a pair of goals for his team Friday, helping earn a 5-4 win over Columbus. (
12/06/2017 11:44am
Karlsson has failed to register in a point in nine consecutive games entering Wednesday's road contest against the Ducks. (
11/11/2017 4:00pm
Karlsson registered two assists during Saturday's 4-3 triumph over the Avalanche. (
11/10/2017 10:47pm
Karlsson set up two goals against the Avalanche in Sweden on Friday, including the game-winner in overtime. (
11/02/2017 11:07pm
Karlsson collected two assists during Thursday's 3-1 win over Detroit. (
10/27/2017 8:55am
Karlsson picked up two even-strength helpers during Thursday's 5-4 win against Philadelphia. (
10/22/2017 10:06am
Karlsson tacked on three assists and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 6-3 home win over the Maple Leafs. (
10/20/2017 10:24am
Karlsson registered three assists -- with two on the man advantage -- to complement eight shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime home loss to the Devils. (
10/16/2017 11:32am
Karlsson (foot) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's contest against Vancouver. (
10/16/2017 10:42am
Karlsson (foot) ditched the non-contact jersey for practice Monday, Brent Wallace of reports. (
10/14/2017 3:54pm
Karlsson (foot) could play as early as Tuesday against Vancouver but still doesn't have a definite return timeline, according to head coach Guy Boucher, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
10/11/2017 1:07pm
Karlsson (foot) will remain in Ottawa for the remaining two games of the team's road trip to Western Canada, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
10/09/2017 5:45pm
Karlsson (foot) is back in Ottawa resuming his rehab and skating, TSN 1200 Ottawareports. Meanwhile, the Senators have traveled to Vancouver in preparation for a night game against the Canucks. (
10/07/2017 11:32am
Karlsson (foot) ruled himself out for Saturday's home contest against the Red Wings, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. "I'm not going to play tonight. It's going to be day-to-day here, " said the defenseman. (
10/07/2017 10:40am
Karlsson (foot) remains day-to-day ahead of Saturday's home contest versus the Red Wings, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
10/04/2017 12:33pm
Karlsson (foot) will not suit up for Thursday's tilt against Washington. (
10/03/2017 1:01pm
Karlsson (foot) has no timeline for his return, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports, while relaying from Senators coach Guy Boucher that the team is likely to start (the regular season) without the star defenseman. (
09/27/2017 12:59pm
Karlsson (foot) may not be ready in time for Opening Night against Washington on Oct. 5, James Gordon of The Athletic Ottawareports. (
09/23/2017 11:57am
Karlsson (foot) participated in his first training-camp skate Saturday, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports, adding that he thinks the Swede will play in the (Oct. 5) season opener versus Washington. (
09/06/2017 1:58pm
Karlsson (foot) hasn't skated since undergoing surgery June 14, but is optimistic about playing at some point in October,'s Dan Rosen reports. (
06/14/2017 5:28pm
Karlsson was given a recovery timetable of four months following surgery on his left foot Wednesday, theScore reports. (
05/29/2017 1:29pm
Karlsson dealt with two foot fractures and ankle muscle damage in the Sens' run to the Eastern Conference Finals, Bruce Garrioch of TSN reports. (
05/26/2017 1:29am
Karlsson earned helpers on both Ottawa goals in Thursday's 3-2 Game 7 double overtime loss to the Penguins. (
05/22/2017 1:55pm
Karlsson (foot) will play in Tuesday's contest against Pittsburgh, TSN reports. (
05/21/2017 6:19pm
Karlsson (foot) was held out of the third period of Sunday's blowout loss to the Penguins for the purpose of rest and is expected to play Game 6 on Tuesday, Brent Wallace of TSN reports. (
05/21/2017 5:34pm
Karlsson will not finish Sunday's Game 5 against Pittsburgh after aggravating his foot injury during the second period, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. (
05/18/2017 11:37am
Karlsson went plus-4 with an even-strength assist in Game 3 on Wednesday, helping his team to a 5-1 win over the Penguins to the sheer delight of the home crowd. (
05/10/2017 8:09am
Karlsson scored the game-winning goal and collected a first-period assist while logging 28:44 of ice time during Tuesday's Game 6 win over the Rangers. (
05/06/2017 8:50pm
Karlsson (foot) was brilliant Saturday, picking up three assists and leading all skaters in ice time in the Senators 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers in Game 5. (
05/06/2017 1:01pm
Karlsson (foot) will not be under any type of minutes restriction in Game 5 against the Rangers on Saturday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports. (
05/05/2017 10:49am
Karlsson (undisclosed) will suit up for Game 5 on Saturday against the Rangers, TSN reports. (
05/04/2017 9:43pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) left Game 4 after two periods, Dan Rosen of reports. (
05/02/2017 6:17pm
Karlsson has a point in three consecutive games dating back to the first-round series finale against Boston. (
04/27/2017 10:30pm
Karlsson scored the game-winning goal on one of his five shots in Thursday's Game 1 win over the Rangers. (
04/23/2017 8:16pm
Karlsson played the first-round series against Boston despite two hairline fractures in his left heel, Joe McDonald of reports. (
04/18/2017 12:45am
Karlsson collected two assists -- one on the power play -- and logged 30:15 of ice time during Monday's Game 3 win over Boston. (
04/10/2017 11:41am
Karlsson (foot) will return to action for Game 1 against the Bruins on Wednesday. (
04/08/2017 12:51am
Karlsson (foot) will miss the rest of the regular season -- two more games -- in order to prepare for the playoffs, Sportsnet reports. (
04/07/2017 2:47pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) will not suit up against the Rangers on Saturday, Steve Lloyd of TSN reports. (
04/06/2017 12:10pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) is unfit to play Thursday in Boston, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports. (
04/04/2017 11:46pm
Karlsson scored for the third straight day in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Red Wings. However, he did leave the game halfway through the third period due to what coach Guy Boucher called a "stinger on the heel," Graham Greech of TSN 1200 reports. (
04/04/2017 12:07am
Karlsson recorded a power-play goal and added an assist during Monday's shootout win over Detroit. (
04/03/2017 6:51pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) is in the lineup Monday against the Red Wings, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
04/03/2017 5:49pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) will participate in warmups prior to Monday's contest against the Red Wings, at which point a decision on his status will be made, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
04/02/2017 4:15pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) is considered highly doubtful for Monday's contest against the Red Wings, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
04/01/2017 3:02pm
The injury to Karlsson (undisclosed) is not considered serious by head coach Guy Boucher, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports. (
03/31/2017 7:46pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) returned home from Ottawa's road trip, ruling him out for Saturday's game against the Jets, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
03/30/2017 6:01pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) will not play on the road against the Wild on Thursday, snapping a streak of 324 straight appearances. (
03/30/2017 1:29pm
Karlsson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's road match with the Wild, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. (
03/10/2017 1:20am
Karlsson finished with two goals and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Coyotes. (
03/07/2017 8:05am
Karlsson registered two assists -- one on the power play -- during Monday's win over Boston. (
02/27/2017 2:31am
Karlsson racked up a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Panthers. (
02/21/2017 11:12pm
Karlsson scored on the power play in Tuesday's 2-1 win over New Jersey. (
02/19/2017 10:41pm
Karlsson recorded two helpers, five shots, six blocked shots in 29:08 minutes played during a loss to the Jets on Sunday. (
02/03/2017 2:24am
Karlsson dished out three assists -- one on the power play, another on n empty-netter -- in Thursday's 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay. (
01/31/2017 11:15pm
Karlsson scored a goal, added an assist and registered eight shots with two blocks in Tuesday's 6-5 loss against the Panthers. (
01/31/2017 1:25am
Karlsson heads into Tuesday's game against the Panthers without a goal over the past 20 outings, as he continues to have a stronger focus on his defensive duties, Don Brennian of the Ottawa Citizen reports. (
01/29/2017 4:38am
Karlsson headed into the All-Star break with seven goals and a team-leading 39 points with an even rating. (
01/12/2017 11:07pm
Karlsson posted two helpers -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. (
12/19/2016 3:56am
Karlsson dished out two assists in Sunday's win over the Islanders. (
12/08/2016 7:52am
Karlsson scored a goal and added two assists -- one on the power play -- with two shots on net, two blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating during Wednesday's win over San Jose. (
12/06/2016 12:21am
Karlsson scored a goal and added three power-play assists during Monday's loss to Pittsburgh. (
12/04/2016 12:27am
Karlsson picked up his fifth goal of the season with a marker against the Panthers on Saturday. (